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Determining Thallium in a Commercial Tobacco Brand Available in Poland
Bożena Karbowska1, Włodzimierz Zembrzuski2
 
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Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology
Berdychowo 4, 61-138 Poznan, Poland
Publish date: 2016-10-05
Submission date: 2016-02-24
Acceptance date: 2016-02-24
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2016;25(5):2217–2220
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This study focused on determining thallium content in tobacco samples collected from a commercial cigarette brand commonly available in Poland (manufactured by Philip Morris). The samples were analyzed with the use of differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (DPASV) coupled with a flow injection analysis (FIA) system. The obtained results confirmed that thallium was present in the studied tobacco samples (average content at 0.0089 ±0.0012μg/g). These findings suggest that cigarette smokers in Poland may be exposed to the toxic effects of thallium-based compounds present in tobacco.
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